A Blessing For Creating
You came here to create. You were always meant to
create yourself again and again. The challenge is to
step into some unknown moment – a place you’ve
never really been before. Fear may get the best of
you, settling into the familiar, as if that’s all there is.
The familiar will break its promise of being undemanding.
There is a significant measure of insidious activity
In the familiar. The opposite of creating is not
relaxing or chilling; it is dismantling, impairing and
sabotaging. You can certainly pause and renew your
capacity to create. However, once the pause finds
a repose in the familiar, you are dismantling yourself.
Dismantling means the seeds that would give rise
to the flowering of your character are trapped amongst
debris called fear, resentment, bitterness and revenge.
Only in accepting the truth of these anti-creating elements
will it be possible to get on with your soul’s task of
Speaking the truth about these impediments is itself
a creative moment, for creating is an act of uniting.
When you speak with care, hope and acceptance
about that which obstructs, you rekindle the power
to create yourself. You reclaim the energy that
animates being artful.
Nothing liberates from the destructive ingredients
inherent in the familiar, more than the courage to
be ignorant. Ignorance and curiosity are the mid-wives
of creating. These birthing energies offer welcome
and invitation to that which hungers to join you,
finding its way into the recesses and depths of
your heart and mind.
Trust your longing for what truly matters.
Be both gentle and disciplined as distractions
pull and nudge you away from the path that
matters. Your longing knows what it has yet
to understand. Because it does, it will not shy
away from some threshold, some edge of welcome.